Lukavics, Amy. Nightingale. 2018. 344p. Harlequin Teen, $18.99 (9781335012340). Gr. 9-up.
In 1951, seventeen year old June Hardie rebels against her parents and society’s expectation of young womanhood and is committed to an institution where she discovers a dark secret.
Carpenter, Angelica Shirley. Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist. 2018. 284p. South Dakota Historical Society Press, $19.95 (9781941813188). Gr. 9-up.
A prominent leader in the early American women’s suffrage movement, Matilda Joslyn Gage was almost written out of history for her more radical views.
Blount, Patty. Someone I Used to Know. 2018. 356p. Sourcebooks/Sourcebooks Fire, $10.99 (9781492632818). Gr. 9-up.
Two years after being raped, Ashley must navigate the devastating effects of her assault. Derek, Ashley’s brother, must also acknowledge his faults and complicity in what happened to Ashley.
Imani, Blair. Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History. Illus. by Monique Le. 2018. 195p. Penguin Random House/Ten Speed Press, $17.99 (9780399582233). Gr. 9-up
Modern HERstory highlights the lives of seventy diverse women and nonbinary people who are fighting for social justice and inclusion.
Deng, Sally. Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII. 2018. 88p. Flying Eye Books, $24.00 (9781911171881). Gr. 2-4.
Skyward chronicles the stories of three different women who were determined to become pilots and flew in WWII despite gender discrimination, opening the doors for future female pilots in the military.
Reed, Amy, ed. Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America. 2018. 320p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $18.99 (9781534408999). Gr. 9-up.
YA authors recount their experiences of growing up in America and having to confront issues of sexism, racism, rape culture and more.
Bardoe, Cheryl. Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain. Illus. by Barbara McClintock. 2018. 40p. Hachette/Little,Brown and Company, $17.99 (9780316278201). Gr. 1-3.
Sophie Germain grew up in a time when it wasn’t acceptable for women to study math, but nothing stopped her from pursuing her studies.